After years and years of super tight body-con dresses, spike stilettos, corset tops and pastered faces, we're ready to become one of the boys. And this season menswear has gotten feminized in the best possible ways. Jump on one of our favorite trends of the season with classic button-down shirts, killer trousers, chic accessories, and a truly great blazer.
Who wears the pants? You should–especially this season! You may own tons of jeans and jeggings, but it's time to invest in some really great trousers. With so many different silhouettes available–from high waisted, wide legged, floor sweeping styles to mid-rise, skinny ones–you'll definitely be able to find a chic pair that fit you perfectly.
Above: Equipment two pocket signature silk shirt, $189; Steven Alan boyfriend shirt, now $89; Paul Smith 50s call girl cufflink, $115.50; Black classic bowtie, $3.75; Chloé clasp-fastening skinny leather belt, $435
If you don't own a classic button-down shirt already, again, this is the time to buy one. From slim-cut styles that really flatter the figure to the popular oversized ones, there are plenty to choose from out there. We're still in love with the ones offered by Equipment that were such a boom this summer.
Our favorite men's accessories are cufflinks. If we were men, we'd own hundreds including the naughty little call girl ones above. Our favorites are from Paul Smith, Deakin & Francis, and Suzanne Felson. But we also love bowties and the classic belt styles that our dads still wear to work daily.
And don't forget the blazer. Store those shrunken one you bought last year and seek out the roomier, double-breasted styles now. You'll want the body to fit loosely while still maintaining a shape, but try to find a style with slimmer arms (or work with your tailor to fix those you may already own). Nice, slim-fitting arms = more expensive look.
And finally, we die for the ultra chic men's style slippers by Stubbs & Wootton. A pair will cost you about $375, but you'll love them forever. Wear them with your boyfriend jeans, a simple tank, blazer, throw your hair in a ponytail and you're good to go.
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You might also want to read Man Up – our chic little guide for shopping the men's department.